The Blues have signed Jay Bouwmeester to a 5-year, $27 million extension. He still has one year at $6.68M remaining on his current deal.
Bouwmeester had 21 pts in 45 games last season, well above his recent point per game average. However, he did spend much of his time in St. Louis on the 2nd PP unit which hurts his value. He is probably best viewed as a 4th defenceman at best come draft time.
Bouwmeester to the Blues for STL's 1st round pick, d-man Mark Cundari and goalie Reto Berra.
Bouwmeester is signed through next season with a $6.6 million cap-hit each season. He has six goals and nine assists in 33 games this season. He has been a solid fantasy commodity throughout the years and should hold more value on a strong Blues defense corp than he did in Calgary. With the addition of Jordan Leopold recently expect Bouwmeester to play with either Alex Pietrangelo or Kevin Shattenkirk.